Monthly Archives: April 2017

April Reflections

April has been a great month! I’ve wholeheartedly accepted my permission to self to crochet, crochet, crochet and it feels fabulous! I’ve even sold one of my Barbie dresses, which was not my intention but a most pleasant surprise! I’ve opened a (very casual) custom order book via my Facebook page, to which I may add […]
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Crochet Learning Curve

It seems to me that crochet will always be a learning curve. How marvellous! Always new stitches and techniques to discover, and inspiration everywhere requiring new skills…I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – crochet is amaaaaaaazing! The possibilities are endless, the opportunities for creativity without limit! However, sometimes I learn things that […]
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Old-fashioned, Preschool, Quiet, Running

Once again attempting to catch up with the A to Z Challenge during school holidays! O is for…Old-fashioned. Most people seem to hold the view that crochet is a very old-fashioned pursuit, the domain only of elderly ladies making doilies, and baby blankets in pastels that hark back to a bygone era. Indeed, when I […]
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Twisted Granny

I started out making a giant granny blanket for my six year old daughter at the start of the school holidays. I wasn’t hooking intentionally in the beginning, just busting some stash and enjoying the colour changes very much. Experimenting with white was fun too, as it’s not a colour I often work with. I only […]
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Kitchen, Love, Meditation

Still school holidays and the A to Z Challenge has beaten me on a daily basis but I will catch up in brief here – cheating I know but better than nothing is my feeling 🙂 K is for… Kitchen. I need to be in there more. I mean I am in there every day […]
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WIP Wednesday

Unsurprisingly it turns out that school holidays are not conducive to a daily blogging challenge, a fact I had not considered when I started the A to Z Challenge! WIP Wednesday is here already, so I’m going to combine the two and cheat a little with the A to Z by condensing. Without further ado: […]
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Being Just Mum

E is for emigration is where I began this afternoon as part of the A to Z Challenge, but I confess my heart’s just not in it. I’ve been ill for a fortnight and have been ordered to take antibiotics and rest, as a cold has turned to bronchitis. Am feeling a tad sorry for myself at […]
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Domestic Goddessicity

I’m taking part in the A-Z Challenge to kick start my blogging habit and today we are talking about the letter D. Tempting as it is to write about Depression, dwelling on the subject every single day in times of wellness is probably not conducive to healing myself of it! I am so focused on […]
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We Are All Creative

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Pablo Picasso My daughters are four and six, and they are always creating. Every single day they can be found busy drawing, sticking, imagining, building, cutting things up, collecting leaves, flowers, shells and pebbles to store in jam jars, […]
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Information Overload

I am old enough to remember when there was no email, never mind no Facebook. Since becoming a mother and also navigating depression and anxiety, I have often wondered how people managed before Google. In the worst times of Post Natal Depression I was much comforted by the discovery of so many resources reassuring me […]
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